Futsal | Jimbee Cartagena
Four games separate Jimbee Cartagena from the Copa del Rey, the most “accessible” tournament and where tonight he seeks a pass to the quarterfinals
Four games separate Futsal from Cartagena from the first title in its history. The Copa del Rey is a competition given to surprises where Duda’s team has high hopes. The road to the final on April 2 begins tonight (Palacio de Deportes, 8:00 p.m.) in Alzira. There, the meloneros will look for a pass to the quarterfinals against a rival of a lower category.
The coach, Duda, acknowledged yesterday that being eliminated tonight would be “a failure”, due to the role of favorite with which his team starts. Alzira is a very dangerous rival that is fighting for promotion to the top flight. Right now they are the third classified in Second Division, ahead of classic elite clubs such as Zaragoza and O Parrulo. In the previous round, Alzira eliminated a First Division, Manzanares (2-1).
Duda wants to reach the ‘final four’ and is blunt: “We are the favorites and anything other than winning would be a failure”
It must be remembered that the current Copa del Rey champion is Antequera, who surprisingly lifted the title when they were a Second team. For this reason, the ‘final four’ of this season will be held in Antequera on April 1 and 2. Jimbee wants to be there, although he must first pass two tolls: tonight’s and February 21 or 22, in the quarterfinals.
The greats are still alive
Futsal from Cartagena has never passed the quarterfinals. Last season everything was up for grabs: the big shots (Barcelona, ElPozo, Inter and Levante) were eliminated, the dream of the ‘final four’ was cut short on a bitter night against Jaén. In the return to ‘La Bombonera’, Jimbee was eliminated on penalties. Now, to the round of 16, Barcelona, Inter and Palma, among other favorites for the title, arrive alive.
“We have recovered the good feelings,” said Duda in the previous one, after two consecutive victories against ElPozo in the President’s Cup (3-1); and Xota in the League (4-2). «You have to give the utmost importance to the rival, who is strong and from the upper part. He has order and experience in the squad », he added. «The reality is that it is the most accessible title because the least favorites can win it […] Anything that is not winning would be a failure, in the sense that a Second rival has touched you ». The only casualties are those of Josema and Meira due to injury.
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